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Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan is the Showalter Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine and author of Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are. An award-winning researcher, teacher, and science communicator, Bill has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, and has written for National Geographic, Discover, Scientific AmericanThe Scientist, and more.

Articles by Bill Sullivan
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Opinion: How to Confront Anti-Science Sentiment
Bill Sullivan | Mar 1, 2022
Reaching a science skeptic is not a matter of credentials; it’s a matter of heart.
A bunch of trophies sit in a rubbish heap.
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Bill Sullivan | Jul 8, 2021
Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.
Book Excerpt from Pleased to Meet Me
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
In Chapter 6, author Bill Sullivan explains how irrational fears can be passed down through transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
The author of a new book about emerging concepts in human genetics considers the question.